What we love about Mascot

  • Close to the airport, perfect for those who need to travel for work or leisure
  • Rapid residential and commercial development
  • With pockets of peaceful spots for quiet thinking and relaxation
Mascot (Photo: J Bar)
Mascot (Photo: J Bar)

Mascot is a model suburb: one that demonstrates how progress should look like. 

Building from its industrial history, it is urbanising at the right pace—keeping up with the times with its new commercial and apartment blocks, without disturbing serene and green spots that more suburbs should aspire to have. 

In this guide, we’ll show you the features that make Mascot the next big thing, and why now is the right time to move. 

Travelling in Mascot

Like many other suburbs, Mascot has a dedicated railway station. The big difference is that the Mascot Train Station does not only service routes to other suburbs, but also routes to the Sydney Airport being one stop away for the Domestic terminal and two stops to the International terminal.

Mascot Train Station (Photo: Wykymania)
Mascot Train Station (Photo: Wykymania)

That’s right—living in Mascot can get you in and out of the suburb, and in and out of the country as conveniently as possible. 

You’ll also have plenty of your usual buses around, coming in as frequently; you’ll very rarely have to wait. 

Shopping in Mascot

You’ll start with Meriton Retail Precinct in Mascot Central for the essentials—boutique stores, Woolworths, restaurants; there’s also a pharmacy and a medical centre. 

Meriton Retail Precinct (Photo: Meriton)
Meriton Retail Precinct (Photo: Meriton)

For standalone shops, specialty stores, and local groceries, you’ll do yourself a favour by taking a stroll along Botany Road to find what you need. 

Surely, as you go along living in Mascot, you’ll long for variety. That’s where your neighbouring suburbs and access to great transportation come in handy: via a quick train ride, you can make your way to Westfield Eastgardens, a shopping centre that has just about everything. 

Dining in Mascot

Part of Mascot’s evolution from its industrial past is the diversification of new places for dining and entertainment.  

Newmarket Hotel (Photo: Facebook)
Newmarket Hotel (Photo: Facebook)
Newmarket Hotel (Photo: Facebook)

Along Botany Road, you’ll also find a handful of restaurants and bars where you can eat, drink, and party. You’ll have Newmarket Hotel, a classic pizza and steak place where you can play bowling, or Capanno Trattoria with assorted authentic Italian dishes and desserts to die for. 

Capanno Trattoria (Photo: Facebook)
Capanno Trattoria (Photo: Facebook)

For cuisines from all over the world, you’ll want to swing by Bourke Road. Sydney Airport has its own set of restaurants and bars too, which can only mean one thing: you’ve got options no matter where you turn.  

Rest and relaxation in Mascot

At first blush, it’s easy to construe Mascot only as a highly busy suburb. But a closer look will show you the amount of green spaces that this suburb has to offer. 

You’ll have reserves like the John Curtin Memorial Reserve, and Sparks Street Reserve, and parks like the Mascot Memorial Park, and Lionel Bowen Park where you can walk, read, play with your dogs or just appreciate nature.

There are also golf clubs like The Lakes Golf Club, and The Australian Golf Club, a 5-minute drive over to Rosebery.

The Lakes Golf Club (Photo: The Lakes)

Mascot is not your typical suburb. Unlike other suburbs that might force you to choose between busy and peaceful, it is finely-tuned and accommodates the best elements of both ways of living. 

To find out more and get the numbers on Mascot, check out our Area Profile of Mascot which contains data on Mascot’s demographics, recently sold properties, properties currently on the market for sale and for rent, amenities etc.

Also published on Medium.